This lightweight multi-activity shoe from Karrimor weighs 1152g (pair, size 11). There’s an eVent waterproof lining, suede upper with mesh that’s supportive and protective upper, plus a solid toe box with rubber reinforcement and very aggressive Vibram sole unit. There’s good stiffness in the sole making the shoe excellent for mud and grass and reasonable on rocky ground. It’s also a superb price. However, a bit more sole stiffness would be good for rocky ground; others are lighter and less ‘clumpy’.
Verdict: A good shoe for the price, but a bit stiffer sole would be better.
First published in Trail magazine, April 2008